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March 17, 2014
Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc. (ASU) added a new Transport Canada and revised FAA STC to its...
March 17, 2014
Announcing a new event for Offshore/Onshore Aviation - a 2 day conference & exhibition 2 & 3 November 2014, Armed Officers Club, Abu Dhabi.  MENA HST have teamed up with world-class aerospace event...
March 1, 2014
Much to its relief, and not after a small amount of hard lobbying, the U.S. Congress has decided to fund the acquisition of 20 UH-72A Lakotas from Airbus Helicopters. Last year, the Department of Defense (DoD) made a budgetary decision to cancel the 21 of the 31 Lakotas remaining from a long-running acquisition program that had seen 290...
March 1, 2014
Transport Canada and the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (ANAC) have awarded initial certification of the Bell 429 WLG. The helicopter was first unveiled at the National...
February 27, 2014
Rotary-wing aeromedical retrieval services in New South Wales, Australia, will undergo a major restructure this year with the closure at the end of March of the tender process for a new Helicopter Retrieval Network. The restructure is aimed at ensuring the service can cope with an expected 23 percent increase in demand by 2022. A fleet of 15 helicopters (10 operational and five back-up) of various types...
February 12, 2014
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified the AgustaWestland AW189. First deliveries are expected shortly, perhaps as early as this week with Bristow Helicopters anticipating the first at their Norwich base for operations on oil rig support in the southern North Sea. The Bristow helicopter (show in image) is serial 49007 and is seen here in full colors with the British registration covered...
February 6, 2014
Source: Middle East & Africa Helicopter Association  The helicopter community in the Middle East and Africa will finally have a voice through MEAHA, the Middle East and Africa Helicopter Association. MEAHA will seek to provide the platform for the...
February 3, 2014
New runways at Heathrow (inline, offset or displaced), a second strip at Gatwick or a whole new hub built on a greenfield site to the east of the nation’s capital. Whatever option the British government selects as the most promising answer to London’s chronic airport congestion, it isn’t likely to involve helicopters. At a January conference in central London, more than 400 delegates were...
February 1, 2014
The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has added “the unique characteristics of helicopter operations” to its Most Wanted List for 2014, as the agency continues to look at...
February 1, 2014
The Indonesian Army is looking to make a huge leap forward in technology when it completes the buy of eight of the latest Boeing Apache AH-64Es in a deal so far worth $500 million. It comes to you gradually after you have been in downtown Jakarta for a while. Although there is the noise of 25 million people around you, especially on a Monday morning, when a 40-minute journey in most cities can take you...
February 1, 2014
Douglas Nelms Helicopter activity at November’s Dubai Airshow may not have had the drama of the multi-billion dollar orders for Boeing and Airbus jetliners, but it did prove that Middle East helicopter operations are still a growth industry. While AgustaWestland signed orders for a total of 23 new AW169s and AW189s and Bell locked in an order for its new 412EPI, of note was the signing of contracts...
January 31, 2014
The Aviation Register of the Interstate Aviation Committee (AR IAC) has issued a Certificate of Approval for HeliVert...
January 21, 2014
The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has added "the unique characteristics of helicopter operations" to its Most Wanted List for 2014, as the agency continues to look at ways to...
January 1, 2014
The outlook for 2014 remains filled with uncertainty, but most executives have high hopes for their segment of the rotorcraft market. As the books for the year 2013 are closed, businesses are bracing themselves for what 2014 might bring. So, a few weeks ago I spoke to the owners, executives or managers of a variety of companies throughout the rotorcraft industry, and asked them what they think 2014 has in...
January 1, 2014
By Lee Benson I seem to be stuck in a rut. My last several articles have related to concerns about regulatory overreach by bureaucrats or the new FAA Advisory Circular regarding heliports. I really try hard not to be a boring writer, but some issues need to be exposed. Granted this stuff is not near as interesting as “There I was at a 100-foot hover.” Recently, the FAA, without adhering to its...
November 19, 2013
Russian Helicopters has delivered four Mi-171E transport helicopters to Chinese defense manufacturing company Poly Technologies. Under an...
November 13, 2013
Enstrom has obtained updated type certification in Brazil and Argentina for the 480 and 480B...
November 13, 2013
The Indonesian army Mi-17-V5 medium lift helicopter that crashed into jungle in the remote Malinau district of North Kalimantan province in the Indonesian part of Borneo island killing 13 on board was not overloaded and was in the final stages of landing, Indonesian military officials have stated. The crash on November 9 involved one of the Indonesian Army’s 15 Mi-17-V5 helicopters. According to...
November 1, 2013
The UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced that it will review North Sea helicopter operations together with the Norwegian CAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). According to the CAA statement, the review “will study current operations, previous incidents and accidents and offshore helicopter flying in...
November 1, 2013
This is being written during the fifth day of the U.S. Federal government shutdown and our politicians are at 110 percent of N1 political spin mode. My personal politics are somewhat to the right of Attila the Hun, but I hope that my prejudice does not seep into this message. A political pundit stated the other day that “I do not understand the political right’s (conservative) complaint that...
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